Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program is designed for individuals seeking advanced professional preparation to become school leaders. The program specifically prepares individuals for principal or teacher leadership positions. Program options include a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. 

The Educational Leadership program offers courses online via Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing in order to serve the entire state of Alaska. These courses meet weekly on a specific day and time in a virtual classroom. Anyone with reliable internet access, a computer, and microphone can participate in our online courses.

Program Information

Master of Education, Educational Leadership

 Catalog links to current catalog year; see historic catalogs to view previous years.

Program Overview

The Educational Leadership program offers a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership (MED-EDLD) for students pursuing a Type B Administrative Certificate endorsement from the State of Alaska.

  • Students pursuing a first masters are required to complete both the foundation core and the principal core courses for a total of 35 credits 

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes for the MEd in Educational Leadership are based on the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards for School Leaders. Students who complete the Educational Leadership degree program will be able to: 

  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of the shared vision of learning, involving all stakeholders.
  • Shape, nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program based on student learning and professional growth.
  • Ensure effective management of operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborate with family and community members to mobilize community resources to respond to diverse community interests and needs.
  • Act with integrity and fairness in an ethical manner.
  • Understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.

Advising

Enrolled students can go to DegreeWorks to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For program advising, contact Dr. Ginger Blackmon; contact information is listed below.

Educational Leadership: Principal ELCert

 Catalog links to current catalog year; see historic catalogs to view previous years.
 

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Principal is designed for individuals with master's degrees who are seeking advanced professional preparation to become principals.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Graduate Certificate in Education Leadership: Principal (K-8, 7-12, or K-8 & 7-12) 

Student outcomes for these certificates are based on the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for School Leaders. Students who complete the Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate programs will be able to:

  1. Facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of shared vision of learning, involving all stakeholders.
  2. Shape, nurture, and sustain a school culture and instructional program based on student learning and professional growth.
  3. Ensure effective management of operations and resources for safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  4. Collaborate with family and community members to mobilize community resources to respond to diverse community interests and needs.
  5. Act with integrity and fairness in an ethical manner.
  6. Understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

Advising

Enrolled students can go to DegreeWorks to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For program advising, contact Dr. Ginger Blackmon. See contact information below.

Educational Leadership Faculty

Name Title UA Email Address Phone Office
Ginger Blackmon, Ed.D Assistant Professor glblackmon@alaska.edu 907-786-1645 ULB 106C
Margo Bellamy Adjunct Professor margobellamy@hotmail.com   ULB 106
Agatha John-Shields, Ph.D. Term Assistant Professor ajohnshields@alaska.edu 907-786-4419 ULB 106D
Ed McLain, Ed.D Associate Professor emclain@alaska.edu 907-952-8940 ULB 106
Gina Pastos Adjunct Professor gpastos@alaska.edu   ULB 106